Health and Human Behavior / Edition 1

Health and Human Behavior / Edition 1

by Robert E. E. Kaplan, Francine Patterson, James F. Sallis, Thomas L. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070335664

ISBN-13: 9780070335660

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

HEALTH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR is a survey text which takes a broad approach to the study of the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. Taking an epidemiological approach to the field,the text goes beyond the study of psychological processes in the individual such as stress and coping or personality factors to examine the interrelationship…  See more details below

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HEALTH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR is a survey text which takes a broad approach to the study of the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. Taking an epidemiological approach to the field,the text goes beyond the study of psychological processes in the individual such as stress and coping or personality factors to examine the interrelationship between health and human behavior from a variety of perspectives. Written by three leading scholars in the field. HEATH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR has twenty chapters divided into four sections: Methods and Issues; Stress and Coping; Chronic Illnesses; Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The text provides up-to-date discussions of such current issues as the health care system,problems in compliance with medical recommendations,and social support and its relationship to illness. The major chronic illnesses (cancer,diabetes,cardiovascular disease,and AIDS) are covered in depth,and the role of human behavior in all aspects of these diseases is discussed in detail. "Focus on Women" boxes provide timely information about women's health issues in many chapters,and material covered in the "Focus on Minorities" boxes provides coverage of the health issues unique to our ethnically diverse society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070335660
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. 1Methods and Issues
1Introduction3
2Behavioral Epidemiology20
3Understanding and Changing Health Behaviors39
4The Health Care System71
5Compliance with Medical Regimens87
Sect. 2Life Stress
6Stress and Coping102
7Social Support132
Sect. 3Chronic Illnesses
8Pain and Arthritis159
9Diabetes183
10Cardiovascular Diseases206
11Cancer243
12The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)265
13Injury, Violence, and Substance Abuse291
Sect. 4Health Behavior and Health Promotion
14Dietary Risk Factors and Interventions323
15Physical Activity349
16Smoking370
17Obesity396
18Person Factors: Personality and Demographic Influences on Health416
19Community Interventions437
Sect. 5Summary
20For Those Interested in More Information about the Field of Health Psychology461
Bibliography481
Name Index533
Subject Index548

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